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Federal Court Sentenced Former Davenport Man On Possession Of Child Pornography Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, IA - On July 28, 2014, Michael Anthony McDaniel, age 46, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 84 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. McDaniel was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund. McDaniel will also be required to register as a sex offender.

In March 2011, a member of the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Dewitt, Iowa, Police Department accessed a shared folder and downloaded child pornography videos and images identified as belonging to McDaniel. On April 25, 2011, a search of McDaniel’s residence was conducted pursuant to a search warrant. Officers found and seized computer equipment and hard drives possessed by McDaniel. McDaniel admitted to possession of this computer equipment and to the knowledge that the involved hard drives contained sexually explicit images of minors. McDaniel downloaded images of child pornography found using a file sharing software and as part of a computer repair business. A forensic examination of the hard drives, seized by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, found over 50 videos and 46 images of child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Dewitt, Iowa, Police Department, the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015